ink dispersion

Week 21: Water

Micro Nikkor 105mm, f/13, 1/125 sec, ISO 100

Being somewhat lazy, I took advantage of the cheap aquarium tank that RK had just set up for his Red Bull shoot.  We had some food dye left over from painting Easter eggs and I always wanted to try photographing colored dye as it disperses in water.  We set up a softbox with Streaklight strobe flash at 1/8 power right behind the aquarium to create a high key "true white" background.  Also used an adjacent mounted speedlight flash, but not sure it was necessary.  I rather wish this was a gif movie as it was meditative to watch the ink disperse, but as you can only submit one image, picked this one because it captured one of the drops of dye before it hit the water. Some Lightroom edits.  Thanks to RK for hitting the camera shutter while I played with the food dye.  :-)

I vote that @theshyxibitionista starts submitting each week! Who’s with me? 🙌 - RK